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Ada Evening News (Newspaper) - June 13, 1919, Ada, Oklahoma The Music of Binders in Pontotoc County's Waving Fields of Golden Grain Is the Funeral Dirge of Bolshevism in This Contented SpotWht Stoa felting J^etosi VOLUME XVI. NUMBER 79 ADA, OKLAHOMA, FRIDAY, JUNE 13, 1919 CCMore Than Million “Dope Fiends In United States, Report Shows .M-H-+-H-+-M1811 in I    i    UMI    wt hi I n 11 ** unum ******* Salvaging of Steamers Sunk by the Germans Is Thrilling Adventure M UI HILE lllllll......II    W'H+1    IIH Germany Robbed Rumania, cm BE NOTWITHSTANDING UIS MISKO!*-TUNE, HK BFXIEVE8 CONDITIONS IN ME\HM %RE OETTING BETTER. By lh*1 A'soditfJ Press LOS ANGELES, Cal.. June 13. Enrique C. Creel. twice Mexican ambassador to the United States, minister of foreign affairs in the cabinet of Porfirio Diaz and for many years governor of the Mexican state of Chihuahua, now living in exile in Los Angeles, has just d:-vulged for the first time how the Carranza government has returned to him and his family securities valued at more than $1,000,000. and of how valuable property. He told, also, his belief that conditions in Mexico are rapidly improving. The securities, hidden in two large boxes since 1914. have been restored to his sons. Edward. Henry and Salvador, who, under the name of Creel Brothers, conducted a banking establishment in the City of Mexico. To the former Mexican ambassador has been returned his family home in the Mexican capital. ‘ As yet." said Senor Creel, ‘‘my estates have not been returned to me, but. as conditions in Mexico are steadily improving. I believe they soon will be." “When the first revolution came, in 1914." recalled Senor Creel, “my sons packed away* in two large boxes securities owned by client of Creel Brothers and valued at more than $1,000,000. together with \al-uabler papers of my own. The boxe^ were placed for safekeeping in a vault at the Banco Central Mexican©. in Mexico City. "The forces which captured the city found them, seized them, and took them to the capitol where the} have been lying for more than four years. In that period, the government has been making an investigation to learn if Creel Brothers had been involved in political machinations against it. Recently the official report that the establishment had been guilty of no political activities was male and the government had been guilty of no poliileal ti vt ties was made and the government directed the return of the securities and of my' residence in the capital. ‘‘As my sons now are living in the United States, the boxes were returned to their attorney, Francisco C. Terrazas, in Mexico City, who has distributed them to clients of Creel Brothers. Nothing was missing." Senor Creel, now about 60 years old. short, with gray mustache, is living here in semi-seclusion. Sinoe Tie left his native country nearly five years ago, he has not returned. but through his correspondence with friends in Mexico he has become convinced that “a better day is dawning there." This view is held also by Adolfo Carillo. formerly Mexican consul here. who has just returned from Mexico City, where he has a conference with President ( arranza. "Business is booming in the Mexican capital." declared Senor Carillo. "There is plenty of money. One sees only gold and silver. Laborers are now paid $2.50 a day. as compared with ll a day several years ago. "President Carranza told me he welcomes Americans and American capi&l, but that he does not believe anyone should have a monopoly in any business." Jose Garza Zertuche, recently appointe I Mexican confsul heie also declares conditions in Mexico are rapidly returning to normal. He said he did not take seriously the recent proclaiming by Villa forces oi General Felipe Angeles as provisional president of Mexico and of Fran- Circuit cisco Villa as secretary LONDON, Ma> 16. (Cotretpond-ence of The Associated Press, t There is a spice of adventure in the salvaging cf steamers sunk by German raiders. Round the British Isles, in the Mediterranean and off the Murman coast are rich fields for the salvage service as well as private enterprise. In the North Sea the water is too deep to make any considerable success, but in shallower water not only cargoes but ships are being saved. Some of the sunken vessels contain huge fortunes in gold or goods. One is known to have carried $5,-000,000 in gold. The diver sent down to work on her borrowed the key to the ship’s strong box. but it is not recorded whether he retrieved the gold. If the divers after an investigation decide to attempt to float the ship, barges are moored over her at low tide. Nine-in^h wire ropes are then passed under it and fastened to the barges above As the tide rises the barges rise with it, bringing the ship along, as it lies In th“ treat wire cradle. The damaged ship is then towed into shallow water and the necessary repairs; made. • In the case of vessels only partly , submerged compressed air is some-1 times pumped into her hold, driving out the water while the ship slowly floats to the surface. Occasionally it is necessary, where the hole is not too large.#to make a great patch, float it over the hole, and then fasten it sufficiently tight in position until the ship can be pumped out and floated. One vessel was torpedoed in thej Channel, but almost reached the) shore before it went down. When , it finally stink it was exposed at low tide, and not so very far from a railroad. Heavy locomotives pulled the vessel into a perpendicular position and the vessel finally refloated. While these salvage operations fill. MOTION TAKEN BECAUSE PRESENT GOVERNMENT IS NOT CAPABLE OE SAVING COUNTRY, SAY LEADERS. Bf the A>s«K-iat«-d Press BERLIN. June 13. At a secret session of the Citizen Council of Greater Berlin, held last Wednesday. the council declared in favor of a citizen’s strike, according to a report iii Die Fret heft, an independent socialist newspaper. The conference included a number of the leading manufacturers, merchant ana professional men, and also Colonel Reinhardt. Prus- have been rumeratively success leaders in the industry declare that alan minister of war. it is next to impossible to save a The paper quoted ship lying in water deeper than her J of the meeting masts.' and that very litany ships strike was ne,ssary because of the will never he brought up. But they, fact, as he stated tha the do not despair as to the catso lf government is incapable of the Ship lies in less than 200 feet | ing Germany trom chaos. of water. Divers can operate Saps a Red Cross Agent Writing From Budapest ATHENS. May 5.— (By Mail)-Germany has stripped Rumania of everything, writes a Red Cross agent from Budapest. There are only eighty-four locomotives in the whole country for 'he transport of troops, munitions and supplies., Of her seventeen theoretical divisions eleven have had to tie demobilized for lack of food and equipment. There are not sufficient horses to transport field artillery, no tractors for O’ -field artillery, forty per cent o' ne Rumanian medical staffs died dining the war and there are virtually armored cars or tanks. of the country remains critical, writes the Red Cross man. This he attributes to Rumania’s inability to export and to the broadcast issue during the German occupation of worthless banknotes. In addition to food the Rumania army and civilian population desperately need clothing. Cloth for a suit of clothes costs $60 a yard. A yard of linen for shirts costs $ 8 and a shirt of ordinary quality, $40. A pound of butter costs $5.50. "How can America help Rumanian army officer was asked. "Continue your splendid ship- A PPA LU NG USE OF NARCOTIC DRUGS IN UNITED STATES IS SHOWN BY INVESTIGATORS. no airplanes,    ^    food    through    the    Ameri can Army Food mission and the American Red Cross.’ replied the the chairman saying that the present redeem- Despite the efforts of the ities, the country is harboring bolshevik agents smuggled in by Russia, Hungary and 'Bulgaria. As 60 per cent of Rumania is illiterate the officer. "Send us propaganda written by Americans to be dropped by Bv the Associated I*ress WASHINGTON, June    13.—The nation-wide use of narcotic drugs, • for other than legitimate medical purposes, has steadily increased despite the most vigorous efforts of enforcement officials for the last four years. This information was revaled in Washington today when the United States treasury’s special investigating committee made its final report. ♦According to the report the number of drug addicts in the United States is estimated at over a million. Few people realize that such appalling conditions exist, and the report will prove a great surprise to the great majority of the people who were under the impression thai the federal anti-drug law, known as the Harrison act, was bullet proof and that it had not been violated to any great ertent. Food with comparative ease at that depth. Many sailors recently demobilized have" cast their lot with the government salvage corps or with some one of the private corporations which have taken up the work. The pa> is good while there Is always an element of danger. _  . Union Leaders Profess Encouragement at Strike Progress Up to This Date By the Associated Press CHICAGO. June 13. - On the opening of th1 third day of the Commercial Telegraphers I nion strike, leaders of the union professed to be encouraged at the progress so far made. The union officials asserted that many additional men had gone out during the last twenty-four hours and that more would join the strikers during the day. On the other hand, the official* of the Western Union and Postal Telegraph companies claim that a great number of men in various parts of the country, who left their posts on the first day of the strike, had returned to work and that only a slight inconvenience had been caused by ’be walkout. Fortunately for 'both sides the strike has not been marked by an> violence.    _ Officials of the Commercial Telegraphers Union of America, were elated over an announcement from U. S. IS IO BK FARMERS IO STATE OKLAHOMA CITY. June 13. The superior advantages of Oklahoma for farming and livestock raising will be brough! to the attention of homeseekers and other desirable investors in the United States and Europe, according to J. F. Jarrell of Washington, supervisor of the Hone seekers’ bureau, who arrived in Oklahoma City yestei-day. To meet ihe demand for information about farm opportunities in Oklahoma's production, transportation facilities, market, land values. bolshevik danger is apparent. The greatest need is food, for the army and food for the civilian population. America has sent a dozen food ships to Rumania and the American Red Cross is intuiting food at means of rolling _____It    has    been    knowrn    for    some time airplaned in the bolshevik ranks. We ; that there w'ere several thousand must fight ideas with ideas. Cur hnr**»ic»<s« dr wherever the reed is greatest. In the Dobrudja where the smallpox epidemic is iv its worst the American Red Cross has many doctors and nurses. America has loaned Rumania 000.000 but the financial situalio i railroad and transport system is a wreck. Send us some of the American railroad men who did such dis-1 wonderful work in France.” canteens and by j soup kitchens I Switchmen to Strike. By the Associated Press WINNIPEG, June 13.—Officials of Winnipeg switchmen’s and trainmen’s locals announced this atter-noon that they had voted to go on strike at 6 o’clock tonight. hopeless drug addicts in the United States at the time the Harrison act went into effect, who had to be treated by physicians and "cure” institutions, but the fact that the evil is on the increase in spite of the stringent prohibition laws is a condition that makes a riddle hard to solve. Muskogee Citizens Walk While Officers Endeavor to Prevent More Violence St. Louis that union were ordered to discontinue handling commercial business at 6 a. rn. Saturday. The first steps towrard a settlement of the strike were taken when J the officials of the Commercial Telegraphers Union submitted to the Postal Telegraph Company today j conditions upon which an agreement could he based. The conditions, in effect, provide that the strike be called ©rf so far ts the Postal is concerned if that company will agree to a wage adjustment im-’ mediately after full control has been given the company by the wire administration. The conditions, understood to nave been requested by the Postal, New' York. telegraphers schools, churches, roads, living con- mg, ditions. etc., has been printed by the government railroad administration and copies will be sent to all making inquiry. The booklet will be fol-lowed by the distribution of bulletins with reference to crops and the agricultural conditions generally. have been forwarded to MANDAMUS PROCEEDINGS ARE BRO! ((IIT IO FORCK REFERENDUM PETITION BEFORE PEOPLE FXM* VOTE. requires the signature of :> percent of the number voting for governor at the preceding election. In this instance the number required is 3,650. and the number obtained is 4,552 in excess of the requirement. The petition declares the act •prohibiting the manufacture sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors within the territory of the United States, contains no words to indicate that an emergency existed. or declaring one in fact, which, in itself makes the act referable. In the opinion given by the attorney general, he holds that the resolution of the recent general assembly ratifying the federal amendment cannot be referred under the iniative and referendum amendment. because it was not adopted by an “act" but was adopted by a joint and that the resolution is not such an act as can be referred by petition from the people of the state. Of F! REVISE TREATV TEXT By th*’ Associated I1**8* PARIS, June 13—The Council of Four devoted both of its sessions yesterday to a revision of the text of the peace treaty with Germany. When the forenoon session ended, the council sent to the revision commission eighteen reports to be considered by them. • Among those remaining to be passed ire several dealing with many questions of importance. MUSKOGEE, Okla., June 13.— Citizens of Muskogee are still walk-as a result of the street car strike which started here over two weeks ago, while the city and county officials are watching the situation and endeavoring to keep down further violence. J. J. Green, president of the street car men’s union; E. W. Richie. secretary; seven other union car men, and Tom Miller, a with ade-slim in iag put to work Friday quale police protection seemed when Mr. Connally took a hand the strike trouble today. In Tulsa on official business, the labor commissioner decided to drop over to Muskogee to see if the state could step in and end the trouble. STATE’S VISITING SOLDIERS TO BOWIE FOR DISCHARGE Bv the Associated Press OKLAHOMA Cm, June 13.— The one hundred and eleventh engineers and the one hundred and thirty-first machine gun battalion spent the day here today on theii way to Camp Bowie for demobiliza-tion. The one hundred and eleventh supply train Es delayed and has not yet arrived. All of these are units of the thirty-sixth division and are en route to Camp Bowie to be mustered out of the service. OKLAHOMA CITY PHONE OPERATORS TO JOIN STRIKE thizer, made bonds of $1,000 each at noon Thursday and were released fiom custody, after all but one of them had spent the night on charges of assault with to kill growing out of the anre on the Okmulgee Tuesday afternoon, ary hearing is set nesday the day in city of war. IO FREVERT VOIE OR Notice to Contractors. o’clock the con gealed bids will be received by the board of education of the city of Roff, Oklahoma, up to I p. rn.. June 30, 1919, for struction and completion of a High School building. Plans and specifications are on file at the clerk’# I matter what office. A certified check for ten {circuit court, per cent of the amount must accompany all bids. Address Hill. Clerk, Roff, Oklahoma. 6-13-15td T A. Let a Want Ad get it for you. By th** Associated Presa LITTLE ROCK, Ark., June 13.— Mandamus proceedings to compel Thomas J. Terral, secretary of state, to accept the    petition    asking    a    ref- resolution of_*>oth houses, erendum vote    on the    action    of    the, Arkansas legislaturq in ratifying the eighteenth (prohibition) amendment to the federal constitution, will be heard in the Pulaski County court    before    Judge    G.    W. Hendricks early next week., When the referendum petition containing 8,202 names of legal voters, was presented to the secretary of state a few days ago, asking that he put the measure on the ballot November 2. 1920, be refused to accept it relying on the advice of Attorney General John D. Arbuckle that the amendment cannot be submitted to the people. No the decision    of    the it is believed very probable the question will be carried to the supreme court, and if it is, decision Is not expected before the summer vacation. Under the state iniative and ref-endutn act, a referendum petition By th»* Associated Prom WASHINGTON, June 13 or an extended conference a of leading democratic United senators announced today that would prevent, if possible, a —Aggroup States they vote in the resolution of Senator Knox, introduced in the Senate a few days ago, the sense of which was to the effect that the peace treaty, with the league of nations covenant included, was unacceptable. ♦ + ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ + ♦ + ♦ + * ♦ ♦ ♦ * ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ + ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ WE DIDN’T MEAN IT. ♦ We have always had a very ♦ high regard for the local agent ♦ of the Oklahoman, T. O. Cill- ♦ lins, and we are acquainted ♦ with the editor of the Oklaho- ♦ man and many of the men ♦ connected with the offtcq, and 4 nold them all in high esteem. * This remark is made by way ♦ of prefacing what we really ♦ mean to say. that is that we * do not intentionally mean to * curtail the circulation of the ♦ Oklahoman by publishing a * paper equal to it in news * value. Those who atopped the ♦ Oklahoman when the New's be- ♦ came a metropolitan daily ♦ should not have done so for ♦ the very good reason that it ♦ carries state news which the ♦ News rejects to give space to ♦ local matter and, too. morn- ♦ ing papers and evening papers ♦ have an entirely different bpt- ♦ vice, making it necessary for ♦ a man to take both a morning ♦ and evening paper lf he ex- ♦ pects to keep well informed. ♦ This statement is made in ♦ deference to our friends all ♦ the way 'round, and we trust ♦ that it will be received in the ♦ spirit in which it was written. ♦ in jail intent disturb-car line The prelimin-for next Wed-next regular criminal court. A conference in progress yesterday afternoon between Manager R. 1). Long of the Muskogee Traction company and C. E. Connally, state labor commissioner, was the climax to a series of eventful possibilities that were expected to lead to an adjustment of the stret car situation which has kept Muskogee citizens walking for the past two wrecks. The appearance of Mr. Connally on the scene last night brought into play another element in the already complex strike situation. Briefly the developments of the past twenty-four hours may be summed up as follows: An attempt by Mr. Connally to bring about arbitration of th* differences between the strikers and the company. Arrest and release on bond of nine union men and one union sympathiser charged w'ith assault with intent to kill. Departure of J. B. Lawson, international organizer of the street car union, together with unconfirmed reports of resignation of C. M. Smith, president of the Central Labor Union. Sheriff Robbins and Chief of Police Hughes deputizing special officers to man cars when next effort Is made to run cars; can’t get as many as IOO for service by Friday. but promise to have enough at barns to put three on at least one car tor each line. Condemnation of violence by union .leaders. Declaration by Manager Long thaLoars would not be started until 125 men were deputized tor protection of life and property. Possibility of the street cars be ls are fed- REVOLUTION IN MENJIX) STIIX CAUSING TROUBLE i JUAREZ. June 13.—After a day sympa- of anxiety Juarez is still in the hands of federal forces. Rebel troops are reported on three sides I of the town at distances variously 1 estimated at from two to twent} ! miles.    / The military authorities are reticent about the whereabouts of the rebels, but the general belief I thai to the east of Juarez they just beyond rifle range of the eral trenches. Five hundred federal cavalry which left in that drrection early this morning had not returned up to 8 o’clock tonight but General Gonzales said he has been in constant touch with them through runners. In the downtown district, stores remained open as usual today but there was a noticeable absence of customers. Many of the more well-to-do residents have already sought refuge in El Paso and others are prepared to go at a moment’s notice. OKLAHOMA CITY. June 13.— Union electrical workers employed on telephone lines in Oklahoma City are included in a nation-wide strike order for 8 o’clock Monday morning. according to O. A. Waller, secretary of local 155, which is the city unit of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. The call comes from Springfield. IIL, national headquarters of the union. RACE RIOTS IN WALES OVER LABOR MATTER By the Associated Press LONDON, June 13.—There was a renewal last night in Cardiff, Wales, of race rioting which broke out recently between negroes who had been brought into Great Britain as laborers during the war, and the white population which is enraged because of the fact that the negro elements is now' a menace to the country. During the outbreak last night one white man and one Arab wrere killed, while several were severely injured. Many arrests were made by the officers. Final Flashes From A. P. Wires % BARE (HANEY’S AUTOMOBILE IGNITES Thursday morning as Babe Chaney was on his return home from Roff, the Haynes touring car which he was driving caught fire and burned to the ground in the twinkling of an eye. The cause of this sudden explosion seemed to be the result of a shortage in the ignition wire. Eleventh-Hour Proposals. By the Associated Press PARIS, June 13. — The British have made an elect nth-hour attempt to reopen the question of reparations.. They submitted proposals introducing into functions of permanent reparations commissions the principle of control of raw materials! Beginning Monday. June 16, we etc., furnished Germany, enabling will buy all the good potatoes you the’ commission to control Ger-• have to sell, paying spot cash as many’s economic development dur- soon as potatoes are delivered and ing the period of its operation. Potatoes Wanted. Treaty to Be Rewritten. PARIS, June 13. — The peace treaty with Germany will be entirely re-writt#n end re-printed for incorporation, eventually, of explanations and clarifications contained in an allied reply to German counter proposals, While unchanged in principle, virtually a new document will be presented to Germany. weighed at car, Frisco yards. Ada, Okla. Please observe the following rules:    Grade out all potatoes un der one and three-quarter inches in diameter, all cuts or scabby potatoes. Put them in good, clean corn or chops sacks, filling the sacks tight full and sew them with good strong tw’ine. Be sure to keep the ; dirt at home. See Mr. R. L. Holcombe or Ed F. Gee. 200 East Main, Ada, Okla. Wood & Co. 6-13-3t ;